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Experience Glowbug’s Sonic Metamorphosis on ‘The Bumblebee King’

Glowbug’s Vampire Empire made my album of the year for 2020. So when serial creative Daniel Anderson (also of Idiot Pilot and Tarantula Tapes) announced a new album to follow barely a year after the fact, I was understandably excited. Vampire Empire wasn’t just good – it was what I’d consider ...

Pushing Her Guitar To The Summit – Single Reviews.

Green Day – Here Comes The Shock. Every time a band with superstar credentials comes along and releases a new single or album, there is a sense of anticipation. Green Day is one of those band’s that has created some pop punk wonders in their time at the top, ...

Sun June – Somewhere

Every now and then, a new trend will form in the music scene. The 00s were wrought with alt-rock, the 10s saw a resurgence in retro-styled synthpop, and the more recent years have generated a variety of smaller offshoots of rock and pop. Sun June appropriately joins the likes of MUNA, Yumi Zouma, ...

The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten: A Cathartic Rock Masterclass.

When an album impacts your mind and when it burrows deep into your consciousness, you know you are onto something special. Handwritten by American rockers The Gaslight Anthem is that record, that opus commanding you to listen to those brazen guitars and wonderful vocalisations by lead ...

Sandro Manzon – Mr. Nothing

Here at Tuned Up, we get a fair amount of albums that claim to be jazz, bossa nova, and a host of other genres. I'm no Latin jazz snob, but it's pretty clear when an album is closer to beach rock than the unique swing of Brazilian classics. But Sandro Manzon does not mince words claiming these ...

It’s After Valentine’s Day But These Songs Are Still Single

So far, it's been a spotty year for music. Some weeks have had incredible albums drop. Others are a bit more dry. I'm in high anticipation of the new Glowbug record this week, but until then, here are a few tracks to keep us satiated. LEDGES - Hope LEDGES continue their trend of moody indie ...

10 Dallas Bands to Watch

Guest post by Joshua Clifton I am a big fan of music as an experience. In the mist of a pandemic, many artists are still trying to find their footing. In the past year, we’ve seen really amazing online experiences and even more less than desirable quality streams, but we kept moving ...